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How to plan a perfect holiday in the Himalayas

HolidayIQ.com logo HolidayIQ.com 11-07-2016

Himachal Pradesh is full of tiny pleasant surprises gift wrapped in nature's embrace. Every village, mountain, valley or meadow has mysterious secrets to explore and discover. It is a true adventurer's delight. Here is your itinerary for a memorable adventure in the mighty Himalayas.

1. Arrive at the ever-friendly Mcleodganj

Arrive at happy and warm Mcleodganj: Influenced by the Tibetan and Buddhist presence, the people are very inviting and friendly. Numerous cafes and shops entertain you with cheap food and shopping.What to Do: Apart from imbibing the amazing people and town, one must explore the beautiful Kangra valley through various trekking routes. Also, Dal lake, excursions around Triund, The Tibetian museum, the numerous temples and the local market are a treat to start your journey. - 36 Sightseeings © www.mysticindia.co.uk Influenced by the Tibetan and Buddhist presence, the people are very inviting and friendly. Numerous cafes and shops entertain you with cheap food and shopping.What to Do: Apart from imbibing the amazing people and town, one must explore the beautiful Kangra valley through various trekking routes. Also, Dal lake, excursions around Triund, The Tibetian museum, the numerous temples and the local market are a treat to start your journey. - 36 Sightseeings

Influenced by the Tibetan and Buddhist presence, the people here are very inviting and friendly. Numerous cafes and shops entertain you with cheap food and shopping. Apart from imbibing the amazing people and the amazing town, one must explore the beautiful Kangra valley through various trekking routes.

2. Explore the charming Kangra Valley

Explore the charming Kangra Valley, Stay at Mcleodganj: Explore the numerous trekking trails in this beautiful valley with its amazing biodiversity. The Kangra art museum, Kareri Lake, Kangra Fort, Bajreshwari Temple, are little gems spread across this paradise. - 22 Sightseeings © blog.pardesilink.com Explore the numerous trekking trails in this beautiful valley with its amazing biodiversity. The Kangra art museum, Kareri Lake, Kangra Fort, Bajreshwari Temple, are little gems spread across this paradise. - 22 Sightseeings

Explore the numerous trekking trails in this beautiful valley with its amazing biodiversity. The Kangra art museum, Kareri Lake, Kangra Fort, Bajreshwari Temple, are little gems spread across this paradise. 

3. Leave Mcleodganj and head to the wild Mandi

Leave Mcleodganj and head to wild Mandi: Mandi is a quaint hill station offering a unique mix of spirituality and adventure. What to do: Paragliding in the Valleys around Mandi, visiting the Shikari Devi National Park, the numerous scenic lakes around Mandi and the local market are a few things that are a must do. Exploring the Pangna Karsog is a unique experience. - 48 Sightseeings © phototravelings.blogspot.com Mandi is a quaint hill station offering a unique mix of spirituality and adventure. What to do: Paragliding in the Valleys around Mandi, visiting the Shikari Devi National Park, the numerous scenic lakes around Mandi and the local market are a few things that are a must do. Exploring the Pangna Karsog is a unique experience. - 48 Sightseeings

Mandi is a quaint hill station offering a unique mix of spirituality and adventure. Paragliding in the Valleys around Mandi, visiting the Shikari Devi National Park, the numerous scenic lakes around Mandi and the local market are a few things that are a must do here. Exploring the Pangna Karsog is also a very unique experience.

4. Leave Mandi and make your way to touristy Manali

Leave Mandi and make your way to touristy Manali: Old Manali is great to discover the real colors and culture of Manali, the Solang Valley is a great place for fun adventure activities, the Rohtang pass is a short drive away and is an excellent experience. What to Do: Visit the Solang Valley, Old Manali and Hadimba Temple, The rock formations at Beas Kund, the town of Naggar are all worth visiting. - 2740 Photos © wikimedia.org Old Manali is great to discover the real colors and culture of Manali, the Solang Valley is a great place for fun adventure activities, the Rohtang pass is a short drive away and is an excellent experience. What to Do: Visit the Solang Valley, Old Manali and Hadimba Temple, The rock formations at Beas Kund, the town of Naggar are all worth visiting. - 2740 Photos

Old Manali is great to discover the real colours and culture of Manali, the Solang Valley is a great place for fun and adventure activities, the Rohtang pass is a short drive away and is an excellent experience. A visit to Solang Valley, Old Manali and Hadimba Temple are a must here. The rock formations at Beas Kund, the town of Naggar are all worth visiting. 

5. Explore charming Kasol

Visit Kasol, Stay at Manali: A short visit to Kasol while at Manali is an absolute must. The Parvati valley is a treasure trove of adventures. Be it a trek to Kheerganga or a visit to the Malana village, this short trip is a cultural oddessy in the beautiful Parvati valley. - 44 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org A short visit to Kasol while at Manali is an absolute must. The Parvati valley is a treasure trove of adventures. Be it a trek to Kheerganga or a visit to the Malana village, this short trip is a cultural oddessy in the beautiful Parvati valley. - 44 Sightseeings

A short visit to Kasol while at Manali is an absolute must. The Parvati valley is a treasure trove of adventures. Be it a trek to Kheerganga or a visit to the Malana village, this short trip is a cultural oddessy in the beautiful Parvati valley.

6. Head to awe-inspiring Spiti Valley

Manali to Spiti Valley: The snowy slopes are the haunt of the mysterious snow leopard. The monasteries here are rich in traditional heritage and are a must visit.How to reach: Spiti is accessible by road and is about 200 km from Manali. The road passes through multiple mountain passes and is truly blessed with scenic bliss.What to do: Explore the entire valley and visit the monasteries, lakes and trek through the landscapes and forest patches. - 15 Sightseeings © holidayiq.com The snowy slopes are the haunt of the mysterious snow leopard. The monasteries here are rich in traditional heritage and are a must visit.How to reach: Spiti is accessible by road and is about 200 km from Manali. The road passes through multiple mountain passes and is truly blessed with scenic bliss.What to do: Explore the entire valley and visit the monasteries, lakes and trek through the landscapes and forest patches. - 15 Sightseeings

The snowy slopes haunt you like the mysterious snow leopard. The monasteries here are rich in traditional heritage and are a must visit. Explore the entire valley and visit the monasteries, lakes and trek through the landscapes and forest patches. 

7. Spend a day imbibing Spiti at leisure

Spend a day imbibing Spiti at leisure: Spiti is the land of high and mighty Himalayas, cold deserts, mighty high altitude passes, the land where dusty bumpy off roads meets clod streams. Indulge into trekking or check out the Buddhist monasteries and the magnificent natural beauty of the valley. - 15 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org Spiti is the land of high and mighty Himalayas, cold deserts, mighty high altitude passes, the land where dusty bumpy off roads meets clod streams. Indulge into trekking or check out the Buddhist monasteries and the magnificent natural beauty of the valley. - 15 Sightseeings

Spiti is the land of high and mighty Himalayas, cold deserts, mighty high altitude passes. It is the land, where dusty and bumpy off roads meet the cold streams. Indulge into trekking or check out the Buddhist monasteries and the magnificent natural beauty of the valley.

8. Head to scintillating Sangla

Head to scintillating Sangla: The road from Spiti traces the Sangla river and takes you into the heart of Himachal's Kinnaur district, known for its exceptional Himalayan beauty. The rivers, valleys, high mountains and lakes and green pastures in Kinnaur that will leave you spellbound.What to do: Visit the apple orchards, trek through pristine habitat Sangla is a place to be close to nature. - 7 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org The road from Spiti traces the Sangla river and takes you into the heart of Himachal's Kinnaur district, known for its exceptional Himalayan beauty. The rivers, valleys, high mountains and lakes and green pastures in Kinnaur that will leave you spellbound.What to do: Visit the apple orchards, trek through pristine habitat Sangla is a place to be close to nature. - 7 Sightseeings

The road from Spiti traces the Sangla river and takes you into the heart of Himachal's Kinnaur district, known for its exceptional Himalayan beauty. You can visit the apple orchards and trek through the pristine habitat that Sangla has to offer. 

9. Explore Sangla's rich cultural heritage

Explore Sangla's rich cultural heritage: Blessed with glacial streams and hamlets like like Chitkul, Karchham and Batseri the Sangla region is popular for its pine nut orchards, apples and cherry trees. Take out time to visit the Rupin monastery, the Kamru fort and the Sangla Buddhist monastery. - 7 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org Blessed with glacial streams and hamlets like like Chitkul, Karchham and Batseri the Sangla region is popular for its pine nut orchards, apples and cherry trees. Take out time to visit the Rupin monastery, the Kamru fort and the Sangla Buddhist monastery. - 7 Sightseeings

Blessed with glacial streams and hamlets like Chitkul, Karchham and Batseri - the Sangla region is popular for its pine nut orchards, apples and cherry trees. Take out time to visit the Rupin monastery, the Kamru fort and the Sangla Buddhist monastery.

10. Leave Sangla and end your journey at the scenic Palampur Airport

Leave Sangla and end your journey at the scenic Palampur Airport: Depart from Palampur airport with a bag full of memories. - 17 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org Depart from Palampur airport with a bag full of memories. - 17 Sightseeings

Depart from Palampur airport with a bag full of memories.

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